The Ultimate “Protein Shake” From Freeze Dried Steak

The Ultimate “Protein Shake” From Freeze Dried Steak

In today’s video, we are going to see
if we can powderize a steak. [Music] Guys, in the past, we’ve
dehydrated a number of things, but all of them
have been liquid, or at least mostly, liquid. We want to move on to
something a little bit different. So today, we’ve got steak. If you take steak, and you
put it in a normal dehydrator, you basically get beef jerky, and that’s not what
we’re going for. We want to just
completely dry it out, and for that,
we have a new toy. Guys, this is our new baby. This is a freeze dryer. We’re gonna do so
many weird things with this. So a freeze dryer is
like a dehydrator on steroids. It’s crazy what
this thing can do. The general idea is
that this machine first, you put the food in, and it can do
all sorts of things. It gets cold. It gets really cold, 50 to 70 degrees
below zero in Fahrenheit. After it gets down
to that temperature, it starts pulling a vacuum. You put your food
in these trays, and everything in there
gets pulled into that vacuum, and once all the air
is pulled out, it starts warming back up. At that point,
in the super low pressure, all of the water
that was in food, it’s frozen because super cold, and then as it warms up,
it starts to sublimate. It goes directly
from ice into water vapor in the air without going
through a liquid stage. So it does kind of
what dry ice does normally, but water only does that when it’s
under such low pressure. So you’ve probably actually
had freeze-dried food before and didn’t know it. Fruit and cereals,
marshmallows in Lucky Charms, and if you’ve ever
been backpacking, I’m sure you’ve had a freeze
dry backpacking meal before. So it’s very useful. So here’s the basic idea. We have got a new freeze dryer,
and we want to play with it. So the first thing
that we’re going to try, some raw steak
and some cooked steak, and see what happens. Let’s go cook a few steaks. [Music] Lovely. Germs will survive
the freeze drying process. So this is not like cooking or even dehydrating
with salt on it where you can then eat it. Like this, this
is not going to kill germs. So if we freeze
dried these steaks, and then tried to eat
the raw freeze-dried steak, we’re just as much risk as
if we’re eating the steak raw, which isn’t a ton,
but it is something. Oh yeah, it’s good. [Music] Our steaks have now been
freeze-drying for quite a while. We actually gave
them two full days, because they’re
pretty thick steaks, and we wanted to hopefully, get them freeze dried
all the way through. So now, I think we needed
to find out if it worked. Oh, product from dryer. Here it goes. Oh, that’s cold. I guess that’s the point. It keeps it– That is well
below the temperature of a regular freezer. Those are some frozen steaks. Oh, well, they weigh nothing. They are so much lighter. So I actually, I actually have a scale
over here just for this reason. I, unfortunately, didn’t think to weigh
these beforehand, but a steak this size
would normally weigh, you know, easily over a pound. So I’m curious to see
what it weighs now. So less than half a pound now. That is probably a pound
of water lost honestly. What’s he difference between
a cooked one and uncooked? It’s even lighter. That’s even lighter. So it probably
lost some moisture when we’re cooking it. Yep.
And I don’t know. We didn’t compare the weight of these two
before we dehydrated them, freeze dried them. There we go. So we’ve now got
three raw steaks and three cooked steaks. So now, we need
to do some experiments. Well, I want to know
if the cooked ones are edible, and if we can save
the raw ones at all. I think we can. They’re supposed
to be rehydratable. Rehydratable. Rehydra– We say rehydratable
is a word now. It’s like– But actually, even
more than that, I’m curious what it looks
like on the inside. So I want to cut in half one
of each of these. Wow. There we go. It just looks
like a frozen steak… But it sounds like a cracker. It’s kind of powdery. Small piece of
freeze-dried steak, see how this goes. It’s like a steak cracker. I actually like it. Yeah? Yeah. Not a lot. I want more. Tastes like roast beef, but one that you’ve overdone
by about four days. Okay, well.. This will be my snack now. That’s good. Got a little piece here. I’m going to see what happens
if I dip it into some hot water, see if it’ll sort of
reconstitute into cooked steak. A lot of air bubbles. It lost all the pretty color. I think it was– It’s too hot. This water is hotter than you should actually
cook a steak so… So you’re going to put
it in your mouth? [Music] Again, I would say it tastes
more like roast beef, but I did just eat it up
with water that was too hot. Next, I think we’re going to take
this freeze-dried raw steak, and we’re going to try
branding and grilling it while it’s still freeze dried, and then we’ll see
if we can reconstitute it. Okay then, you never
really get any sound. Really didn’t. [Music] The whole steak just melted. [Music] That’s a– That’s a lot more
of a burn than last time. Curious, have we already
started like burning the– Oh, there you go. That’s only been on there
for like a minute and a half probably. It doesn’t feel hot though. You should not eat
raw freeze-dried meat. However, with a steak, the danger is the germs
that are on the surface. The germs don’t travel
down inside the meat. So by cooking the entire
outside of this, we should be creating something
that’s safe to eat. I don’t know
if it’s good to eat, but if safe to eat. We’re gonna try either way. I smell– I say it smells
like burnt bacon, overcooked. Like it’s not a good smell. So that’s concerning. Oh my gosh. That really softened back up. ## this off. What is happening here? Well, we disconnected the fat
from the rest of the meat. That’s.. That’s a nightmare. This is a nightmare. Oh no. This is just like
a blue rare steak, but freeze-dried. [Music] It’s softer. Not as bad as I was expecting. We’ve got a couple
more cooked steaks. These are safe to eat. Yeah. They’re also very dry. To the point that you can literally
just break in half. I want to see if we
can blend this into a powder. And what are we going
to do with that powder? That remains to be seen. [Music] I mean, people make
shredded chicken spreads. Why not a shredded steak spread? This is very very shredded. [Music] It’s like mulch,
but made of steak. Okay. Now, you can tell that there was moisture
in it once upon a time. It’s molding. It’s like sand. Gross. But you know we
have to do, right? What do we have to do? We have to try it. We have to add water
back into this. You really want to make
a protein smoothie. We’re gonna make
a steak smoothie. Say when. Let’s start with that. Okay? Good. That looks great. Wait, I had salt. Add a little bit of salt. There’s no way we’re
not gonna regret this. All right. Here goes the grossest thing that has ever been
done on this show. [Music] I call that the
consistency of salsa. Yeah, I’d say it’s alive,
but it is very dead. [Music] Guys, we got the Hacksmith here
with us, and apparently, he is very brave, because we now
have two textures. We’ve got one
that had some water, and it’s sort of like a… You described this is
cat food consistency. Yeah, it looks like cat food. I, to be a little more generous, I’m going to say it’s
about the consistency of like tuna fish. And then we have
a thinner consistency. It’s actually been mixed
with more water, and it’s about consistency of a thin milkshake
or a smoothie. So you may want
to give us a 3, 2, 1 on our death. Three… I’m going for it. One. No. You know. I thought I’ll be worse. Oh. Okay, actually, if you put that on a cracker,
I can get through it. [Music] Cheers! [Music] Aint it great? Oh my gosh. Did you want to– You want to take a gulp there? You know you wanna? Yeah, it’s warm. I like my smoothies cold. Nah, this would be worse cold. I’m pretty sure. [Music] Oh, ew. Ew. [Inaudible]. You got a couple
of swallows down. That was… That was more than either of us. I don’t know
if I’m impressed or disgusted. [Music] Well, I’m going back to Canada. That’s fair. I approve. We’re weird. We know.>>Yeah, he’s out.
>>He’s– Bye. Hacksmith is out. That was too much for him. We scared him off. He’s gone. Like I just had breakfast. So I’m not even hungry. This would taste better
if I was hungry. [Music] It is overcooked. [Music] All right, you want something
to wash that down with? It is warm. And not warm enough to be
like a hot drink. It’s just like– That’s warm-ish. Quick [inaudible]. [Music] Guys, we’ve got
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  • JD's Variety Channel

    They should sell these at steak 'n shake.

  • darkwolf 178

    Jerky different grade beef and taste test to see if it changes in quality

  • Levi Stradley

    Do you have pinkeye dude

  • Callum Tidswell

    TKOR: (goes to HarvestRight). “Hi, can we buy a freeze drier?”

    HarvestRight: “Yeah, sure here you are. Hey what are you guys going to do with it?”

    TKOR: “We’re going to freeze dry steak.”

    HarvestRight: …..

  • DoDo Csdvnh

    what happened to nates eye 2:40

  • DoDo Csdvnh

    what happened to nates eye at 2:28

  • Aidan Lima

    Is it possible to restore a freeze dried steak to its original condition?

  • Carly Taylor


  • David Gannon

    Around @9:15, you really should have used some cooked steak juice instead of water.

  • PETA

    2 words

    Cross Contamination

  • Unvivid Creations

    This Episode Of Kitchen Nightmares

  • BRK Blue-Rose

    Nate and kally should date they would be so cute togather

  • Hfsfjsjv Uttauugjzjv

    My mom made worse smoothies .-.

  • QUiD

    I honestly thought he was about to burn a fish cuz if you look at 5:55 you can see eyes, and gills, and broken fin 🤣

    Edit: at 7:53 it looks like a turtle without arms or legs

  • hi I'm a pie apple


  • JoeWaylo Gaming

    Freeze-Dried steak, powderized, watered, and blended equals CAT FOOD.

  • Abigail Solstad

    Oh my gosh, the CROSS CONTAMINATION!!!!!! Nate, Callie, why?! You said the germs survive the freeze drying process, why not keep the steaks separate??

  • Darin Neely

    That looked like dog puke *srry if someone read this while eating

  • Gavin Garcia

    Make cotton candy steak

  • Roblox -_-

    Rip that cow

  • Garonjaa Ba

    Bruh just eat the meat my guy

  • Urmamjeff The third

    I’ll give her my meat

  • Brad Stevens

    Reconstitute it with 50/50 butter/water.

  • Clay Sweepsweepsweep

    The steak was breathing in the freeze dryer

  • Demon Ascended Gaming

    11:27 Power Move

  • Ryker Solis

    I'm watching this video while eating steak

  • Kiwi_cute_ 123

    Why did his eyes turn red for one clip?

  • That Fish Kid


  • William Yu

    nates steaks are a bit burnt

  • William Yu

    the shake looks like a tuna steak thung

  • Brendan Frizzell

    Didn’t even season the steaks…should’ve spend 2 mins seasoning with kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder

  • Jonathan Minnis

    When I worked at a nursing home as a cook I had to puree steak for the residents who had hard time eating . It's not so bad if you use the ah jou as the liquid

  • Toaster Films

    1:50 Hank Hill would disapprove.

  • John

    Brother: Hey bro can you make me a milkshake?
    Me: sure what flavor
    Brother: I don’t care
    Me: looms dramatically at the camera

  • Teagan Ribbink

    Mmmmmm pink eye

  • Roderick storey

    You should genuinely try a recipe for pork floss, it's like a super fine and fluffy pulled pork that has been dehydrated

  • Douglas Mcmullen

    You made steak bologna

  • Kelly Draws

    9:48 dog food? Lol

  • Mc BRredstone


  • Juan Diaz

    Eat like an astronaut

  • Jack Read

    OK YouTube… I'll watch it

  • The Warlords

    I please try cooking steak with hot water

  • Alejandro Garcia

    Miss TKOR. RIP

  • Onis Knight

    i am so glad Hacksmith got on this show!

  • Claes Wittenby

    what you should do with it rehydrate put the little bit of onion powder and spices inside and make some beef meatballs

  • Charlotte Gaming

    Cross Contamination??

  • The Best

    We call that элэгний нухаш(beef paste) in mongolia and in russia its паштет

  • Rylan

    long live the king!

  • Sami Hamady

    777k views published 7 months ago

  • Steph H

    Gives a whole new meaning to Steak & Shake

  • wamphyre13


  • beans beans

    And that friends, is how you make cat food

  • Raymond hart

    Gordon Ramsay has left the chat

  • Mather Focker

    Try the new Steak DQ Blizzard!

  • liam hgd

    I do find it a little funny how u have only likes the comments saying stuff like should sell these at so and so. But ignore the ones saying grodan Ramsey would b furious about the cross contamination hahahaha

  • That One Guy With The Face

    The steak shake was a bit of a miSTEAK xD

  • Hezza Ezzachary

    Beef n go

  • Primordial_Bear

    you notice Nate's left eye at 2:30

  • that one guy in class

    M E A T S H A K E

  • Shock Bolt

    RIP TKOR you will be missed

  • Queen_Of_Cats YT

    7:14 wut

  • Gatagoslow

    its not so "ultimate" for the cows

  • black pula cheesy


  • Boti Gamer

    11:34 he actually farted

  • sexually-confused-ninja oh-and-loyal-hufflepuff

    jackfilms has entered the chat

  • Brian Toste

    Had the idea to make meat smoothies or popsicles. . .maybe the recipe needs a bit of refining?

  • Purple Hyper

    What happened to Nate's right eye?

  • Lps Cora

    9:53 looks like cat food! 😂
    Wait, it that how they make cat food? JK probably not!

  • NICKY Abraham

    Kitchen Rule 101 : Do not put raw meat near a cooked meat

  • Allen Farrell

    Ooh that's cold, idk if that's a reference

  • J W

    At time stamp 11:22 I love how that hack smith guy just made a squeaking noise lol

  • Bradley Lowry

    Hacksmith boss

  • Ye Fukien Wanka

    2:32 anyone notice Nate’s eye?

  • Manly Bean

    Was something wrong with Nate's eye? U ok bro

  • Manly Bean

    Are those Trump stakes?

  • krishnaveni gullipalli

    I dare you to dehydrate water

  • Jae Lou

    At 11:05 this is when Nate knew he f’d up

  • Tanna Chapin

    What’s wrong w Nate’s eye?

  • Ariz0na Heat

    Ugggh that's discussing, Eating raw uncooked meat.

  • Brandywine6969

    I've seen medical training videos that weren't as gross as this. Seriously. How did that last guy keep a straight face while he was eating the cat food version? And how did he finish it? He must have zero gag reflex.

  • EVPointMaster

    For a second I thought the background music was the jellyfish jam

  • Nortautas P

    They should sell the blended stake at a food store and name it blended dry stake and blended stake with water

  • Ageless Gaming

    When I hear the words " that remains to be seen " that is usually a bad thing

  • Calcaware

    I put left over roast beef and potatoes in a blender… because I could. It was actually delicious.

  • Endík XD

    Simply a vegan’s nightmare…

  • Sage Sam

    I want Nate to cook me a stake

  • Professor Hubert j. Farnsworth

    4:38 when you just about cut your thumb off

  • Tea King

    Gordon Ramsey is crying

  • Tea King

    nate was a pink eye
    thats how to go through eating these foods

  • Nathaniel ʘ‿ʘ

    Make freeze-dried instant coffee

  • Charles Skeen

    Thanks for weirding me out and making me smile

  • Reeling and Chilling TV

    Y'all should freeze dry a egg

  • Death Is here


  • jp R

    The blended steak smoothie is FUBAR food beyond all recognition

  • james playz

    It looks like very liquid tuna

  • CallOfPundy1192

    You put raw meat next to cooked, blended the cooked then ate it? Thats dangerous dude lol

  • k klown

    who else noticed nates red eye

  • Ashlan Fulk

    You guys should make magnetic powder and see what different things you can make magnetic

  • Steven Ford

    Freeze dry motor oil and gas

  • Andy Pee

    Next: steak candy floss

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